That's no skyscraper. The graphic depicts profit vs loss regions of a city's tax base. If the the total volume underneath the red boxes is larger than under the green: They're doomed. Any money spent on infrastructure that isn't being spent on lowering ongoing long term costs
or raising long term revenue
is wasted. Long term being the key.
Think about that as you watch Dear Leader steal taxes from the poor funnel it into new infrastructure projects outsourced to private contractors (read: inflated prices ultimately sending a cut to directly Dear Leader's family business) instead of on reducing future obligations.
The city below is in Louisana, I'd love to see this type of data presentation for all cities, counties, and major metro regions. Imagine what Detroit would look like? How would your
region fare? Be honest.
h/t to +Paul Pluzhnikov
for the link. Reposted instead of reshared to choose the pretty picture.